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MeekandMild
January 23, 2004, 04:42 PM
You can shoot a .44 special from a Marlin .44 magnum rifle with no problems. Can you shoot a .44 magnum from a .444? If not, what are the problems?:confused:

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/1894_centerfireRifles/1894PG.htm
http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/bigBore_levrAction/444.htm

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Vern Humphrey
January 23, 2004, 04:50 PM
Not recommeded. The .44 Magnum has a smaller diameter forward of the rim than the .444. You would expect .44 Magnum cases fired in a .444 chamber to swell and perhaps split on firing.

in addition, the shorter .44 Magnum might well double-feed in the Marlin, tying up the rifle.

Jim K
January 23, 2004, 05:03 PM
At the very least, you will get bulged cases, and depending on the rifle, you might have feeding problems. The .444 Marlin is .470 at the base and the .44 Magnum/.44 Special is only .460. While it might work OK, I really can't recommend it.

Jim

MeekandMild
January 23, 2004, 05:32 PM
Well that makes a lot of sense. Thanks, guys. :D

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